It’s the time of year again when we solicit suggestions for our annual Big Ideas issue. As in year’s past, we’re searching for specific, potentially transformative suggestions for making Arkansas a better place to live. We’re open to practical, wacky and everything in between. You can see the range of what we’ve featured in last year’s edition.

This year, as part of our ongoing child welfare project, we’re devoting a section of the issue to ideas to make the child welfare system work better. If you have suggestions for that section, send them to Benjamin Hardy at

For general Big Ideas, send them to me at